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Vale The Hon David Hodgson AO (1939-2012)



20 June 2012

Sydney Law School mourns the passing of alumnus The Hon David Hodgson AO (BA 1959, LLB 1962), former judge of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, on 5 June 2012.

Mr Hodgson was educated at Sydney Grammar School, then graduated with degrees in Arts and Law from the University of Sydney, the same year as fellow judges Murray Gleeson and Michael Kirby.

He was also a Rhodes Scholar, attaining a DPhil at the University of Oxford.

In 1962 Mr Hodgson served as associate to High Court judge Sir Victor Windeyer. He was admitted to the bar in 1965, and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1979.

Mr Hodgson was appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court in 1983. He was Chief Judge in Equity from 1997-2001, and was appointed to the Court of Appeal in 2001.

He also served as a Commissioner of the New South Wales Law Reform Commission part-time, and was assistant editor of the [[i||Australian Law Journal]] from 1969-76.

Our condolances to Mr Hodgson's family and friends at this difficult time.


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